RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Latest figures show construction employment reached new record

Latest figures show construction employment reached new record

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that employment in the building and construction sector has reached another record high as the boom in the sector continues.

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Boom trucks market to cross $500M by 2024

Boom trucks market to cross $500M by 2024

The global bucket/boom trucks market is expected to exceed US$500 million (A$633.23 million) by 2024 according to a new report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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An optimistic 2018 ahead for construction, though some concerns remain

An optimistic 2018 ahead for construction, though some concerns remain

The Australian Industry (Ai) Group's 2018 Business Prospects report reveals that Construction CEOs are optimistic about 2018, although rising energy prices and input costs remain a concern.

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RLB Crane Index shows Australia's construction boom not over yet

RLB Crane Index shows Australia's construction boom not over yet

The recently released Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Q4 2017 RLB Crane Index has shown that the construction boom is far from over, highlighting the continuing strength in the construction sector within Australia's economy, rising 5% since the last publication to 161.

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Construction jobs among the most in-demand in 2018

Construction jobs among the most in-demand in 2018

National Recruitment company Hays have shared their predictions about which industries will be in demand in 2018 with construction, utilities, manufacturing and transport showing the most growth and looking promising for the year ahead.

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Momentum slows in Australian construction at end of 2017

Momentum slows in Australian construction at end of 2017

Australia's construction activity growth has pulled back a little in December with a 52.8 Performance of Construction Index (PCI), according to the latest survey from the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

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Construction sector continues to expand with pipeline of new work

Construction sector continues to expand with pipeline of new work

CoreLogic captured 2,012 development applications and proposals in the construction pipeline across Australia in November, which represents a small increase on the number of development applications captured in the previous months (+3.4%).

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Sentiment on the rise for SMEs in construction

Sentiment on the rise for SMEs in construction

Overall optimism (Current and Future Conditions) in the Construction industry jumped 16.4% over the quarter, with an increase in the volume of non-residential building offsetting a small decline in residential work, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME Index, which examines the economic health of Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Asia to 'build, build, build' in region-wide, decade-long construction boom

Asia to 'build, build, build' in region-wide, decade-long construction boomLock icon2

Oxford Economics reports on the expected construction boom on Australia's doorstep.

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IAQ industry survey: political instability hampering infrastructure

IAQ industry survey: political instability hampering infrastructure

The first in the Infrastructure Association of Queensland's longitudinal industry surveys has been released today, with political instability proving a drag on business confidence despite moderately positive conditions.

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